Asylum seekers, refugees and supporters  march to the Deptartment of Justice  protesting about the system of direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State agency responsible for accommodating asylum seekers has promised to introduce a more open and competitive tendering process as new figures (...)

 Charles Koch and his brother David, have been at the centre of political controversy in recent years for using their power to back Republican candidates.   Photograph:  John Chiasson/Liaison

One of the largest privately-owned businesses in the US, Koch Industries, is among the multinationals whose dealings are covered in the latest batch (...)

Accountancy firm Ernst & Young (now EY) wrote to the Luxembourg tax authorities about the proposed international structure, and its tax aspects, in October 2010, according to leaked files.

Ireland played a key role in international tax and funding structures set up by a $100 million Cayman Islands fund that wanted to buy distressed debt(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: said the interaction of national and international tax law resulted in a level of taxation in Luxembourg “which doesn’t correspond to the notion of fiscal justice”. Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Fresh pressure on recently elected European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is likely as a new set of leaked documents shows more multinat(...)

Amazon distribution centre: There is a groundswell of public anger about hugely profitable household names, such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc, managing to avoid tax while enjoying near-monopoly status in society.

The financial crisis and resulting recessions have served to accelerate a process that was probably inevitable given the ever-increasing connectedness(...)

Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers. Accumulated profits for Mosney Irish Holidays’s last set of published accounts in 2009 were €5.4m. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aramark Ireland Holdings LtdAramark Ireland Holdings Ltd, with an address at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, is part of the US Aramark Corporation w(...)

The State pays firms about €50 million a year to provide bed and board for more than 4,000 asylum seekers. Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers (pictured). Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Private companies involved in providing accommodation for asylum seekers are highly profitable and in some cases have accumulated profits of millions (...)

Moscow’s  Kutuzoff Tower, formerly owned by the Quinn family, is likely to go on sale next year

The Kutuzoff Tower in Moscow, the most valuable of the foreign properties that were once owned by the children of the bankrupt businessman Seán Q(...)

Brendan Halligan, chairman of the IIEA, Heinz Zourek, director general of Taxation and Customs Union at the European Commission, Josephine Feehily, chairwoman of the Revenue Commissioners, and Tom Arnold , director general of the IIEA, at the IIEA Corporate Taxation Conference. Photograph: Eric Luke

There were a number of recurring themes during the conference on the taxation of multinationals held in the Round Hall of the Mansion House in Dublin.(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration OECD, addressing delegates  via skype: At the conference Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said plans to reform the global tax system must not be used to create advantages for larger countries. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to reform the global tax system must not be used to create advantages for larger countries, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said.Addre(...)